Spa Country - The Gravel Edition v2

Spa Country - The Gravel Edition v2

25.00

Sunday 21 October

Woodend, Trentham, Daylesford and surrounds.  Another version of our popular Spa Country rides covering approximately 100km of rolling hills and at least 80% of friendly gravel.  Coffee and morning tea included on this lovely yet challenging loop. 

The ride route will sent out to registered riders and posted to the CycleHosts Strava Club on Friday

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We meet at Woodend and it is soon onto the gravel through to Trentham and beyond.  You will be taken on quiet gravel back roads and an adventure through the Wombat State Forest.  Expect approximately 100km.

The gravel roads are in excellent condition (pending any major rain downfalls).  A Gravel or CycloCross bike with tyres suited to a mix of road and gravel would be perfect.  Our recon ride was done on a gravel bike with 30mm tyres and a hard tail 29er mountain bike.

Your hosted ride experience includes coffee and morning tea at approximately halfway.

Where:  Woodend - parking and exact start location will be emailed
Date:  Sunday 21 October 2018
Start Time:  Ride briefing at 7:45am, rollout at 8:00am.  Expect at least 6 hours for this ride
Your Host:  Diane 

Distance:  The main loop is approx 100km
Total elevation gain:  Approx 1500m
Bike:  Gravel or CycleCross bike or a Mountain bike.

 

Fitness rating: 3 to 4

3:  You can ride 4-5 hours comfortably at a moderate pace and can back up for multiple days of riding. 
  -  You are capable of grinding out some hills and could manage 1000m vertical in a ride.

4:  You can ride 6 hours comfortably at a moderate pace and can back up for multiple days of riding.
  -  You are good in the hills can manage 1500m+ vertical in a ride.

 

Skill rating:  Intermediate+

  • You have a regular ride routine and are comfortable riding in groups. You know the protocols for bunch riding and you are confident riding on main roads.

  • You can manage your speed on the decent, but will brake to ease off on the pace at times

  • You are comfortable taking your bike onto varied terrain including gravel, grass, dirt, etc

 

The ride route will sent out to registered riders and posted to the CycleHosts Strava Club